Old Gold & Black

Field poses with her fellow executive editors, Emily Beauchamp and Elizabeth Maline, after the completion of the Fall 2020 Semester's final issue, which was the last issue they were in charge for.

Olivia reflects on time with the OGB

Olivia Field, Senior Writer April 29, 2021

As I’m staring down the barrel of graduation, I can’t help but feel flooded by emotions. The wispy memories of Pit sits and sunbathing on the quad rush into my mind as I reminisce about my favorite...

Staff Editorial: Staff deserves more recognition

Staff Editorial: Staff deserves more recognition

Editorial Staff April 29, 2021

With one week of classes remaining before finals begin, the time to move out of our dorms, off of campus and back into our childhood homes is quickly approaching. Preoccupied with thoughts of papers and...

Biden’s American Families Plan ignores soaring drug prices

Biden’s American Families Plan ignores soaring drug prices

Connor McNeely, Opinion Editor April 29, 2021

Imagine this: in the midst of one of the more arduous economic recoveries in United States history, President Joe Biden takes the stage at his joint address to Congress and announces legislation that will...

Jack Portman tells all in his last ever Opinion article

Jack Portman tells all in his last ever Opinion article

Jack Portman, Senior Writer April 29, 2021

This will be the last of the 72 articles I have written for the Old Gold & Black between 2017 and 2021. By way of a grand finale, this article will incorporate a chorus of opinions which, owing to...

Greek life must undergo significant introspective reform

Greek life must undergo significant introspective reform

Gaby Gonzalez, Staff Columnist April 29, 2021

While it may now appear as though we are overcome by seemingly inescapable ideology, the recognition of these ideologies in practice is crucial in identifying the role we play in it and determining if...

Greek life allows objects to rule relationships

Greek life allows objects to rule relationships

Gaby Gonzalez, Staff Columnist April 29, 2021

Although we may not realize it, there are many forms of mass-produced culture that target and direct how we think, what we like and what we choose to consume. The products we buy have been “fetishized”...

Editorial Staff: Police reform remains a necessity

Editorial Staff: Police reform remains a necessity

Editorial Staff April 22, 2021

On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the fatal arrest that took George Floyd’s life. Around the same time the verdict...

Six players from the East Tennessee State University basketball team have expressed their desire to leave the program amid the turmoil caused by Jason Shay's resignation.

Jason Shay demonstrates courage in decision to protest

Cooper Sullivan, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021

To all the people who proudly announced on Facebook that they “will never watch another damn sports game until these people learn how to respect the flag of our beautiful country,” boy, do I have some...

Residential engagement communities offer superior housing options

Residential engagement communities offer superior housing options

Katie Fox, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

In a period of uncertainty and ever-changing circumstances, matters like registering for fall courses and planning where you’ll live next year can be confusing and stressful. The university makes it...

Supreme Court packing justified by preservation of neutrality

Supreme Court packing justified by preservation of neutrality

Maryam Khanum, Staff Columnist April 22, 2021

The confirmation of Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United  States in October last year solidified the Court’s conservative majority, with the court now consisting...

Society’s cancel culture mindset must be eradicated

Society’s cancel culture mindset must be eradicated

Cap McLiney, Assistant Opinion Editor April 22, 2021

Over the weekend, a friend and I were discussing the nature of cancel culture as he needed to consider it for an assignment. The discussion went in an interesting direction as we both sought to define...

Fraternities require sweeping social reforms

Fraternities require sweeping social reforms

Gaby Gonzalez, Staff Columnist April 22, 2021

The culture industry — as discussed by Theodor Adorno in his piece “Culture Industry Reconsidered” — makes it so that we want certain things and are predisposed to certain social behaviors through...

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